I will be building a new server for a small network of Windows XP and Windows 7 machines. The server will provide the following services:
- Samba primary domain controller
- subversion server
- intranet webserver
- web proxy
- dns for internal adresses
Also, I would like to continue using a browser based frontend for administration (currently we use Webmin and I like it)
Our current server, is running Ubuntu Server 10.04.2 LTS. It is showing its age, that's why it will be replaced by the new one. But the overall stability and performance over the last 5 years was very good, so I want to stick with Ubuntu.
I consider using the 12.04.1 LTS version and probably the 64 bit version of that.
Is there any reason to prefer either the 32 bit version or the latest (non LTS) version?